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Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (CEB) - No matter the age we all should "Start Wth Asking God" - "Like and Share" ~Jdix~
Jesus Listens Photograph - Jesus Listens Fine Art Print
I especially like the first sentence! And I believe we have all been created for PURPOSE. If you don't have a personal mission statement that touches lives, you just need to evaluate why that is.
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The Crucifixion. Catholics revere the Crucifix, because this excruciatingly slow, painful, and humiliating form of death is how God chose to save us.
Anyone can play Bible Quote Bingo, and the Devil can quote Scripture, just as well as you or I. Prov 20:1 applies just as much to you as it does to me or anyone else. Again, the question still remains: where does the Bible come from, and how does one read the Bible? How did the Early Church Fathers, who knew Jesus's Apostles, read the Bible? Show me why the way you read the Bible is correct and the way the Catholic Church, stretching all the way back to the Apostles, reads it wrong.
Is the way you read the Bible even in accordance and in continuity with the Church's Sacred Tradition, which is in continuity with the Apostles? Did the Apostles and the Early Church say that everything is to be found in Scripture? Did JESUS even say/teach that? If you can't show me that, your way of reading Scripture is a "tradition of men" and incorrect, and you have no business telling me or anyone else about what Jesus taught and didn't teach.
"As for the Lords' supper, on a practical and Biblical level, the bread does not become flesh. The wine does not become blood. And no amount of belief is going to make it so." On a practical and Biblical level, if God is God, why can't He act through matter (what do we think the Incarnation is, where Christ is Truly God, Truly Man?).
Is God not powerful enough to change the substance of bread and wine, whereby they become the Body and Blood of Christ, even if they still appear to our eyes as bread and wine? If Jesus is God, can He not change ordinary bread and wine into His Body and Blood?
A debate could go on, but the main issue is salvation. If you were to die today, do you know you will go to heaven?
St. Therese "Little Flower"
Ask and it shall be given unto you. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened onto you. ~Jesus
Jesus. The Roman Catholic Church of St Franciscus Xavierus, DeKrijtberg Amsterdam
"O Mary, model of a perfect communion, help us to receive Jesus worthily." - Monsignor de Segur
Holy Card, undated by Sam Fam, via Flickr
Bartolomé Estebán Murillo (Spanish, Seville 1617–1682 Seville) The Crucifixion
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The Child Christ, Emile Munier